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  • #16
    Originally posted by DARKHUNTER View Post
    My tips after several months of playing.

    Join a club, donate daily if possible, always do the free play and make sure you send and request hearts. By sending a life when you click help you earn 5 red coins. By doing the free play game you earn as many red coins as the diamonds you collect. Use these to buy Barry the bear and Lena the lion and to buy tokens for them. Trust me you want to earn and cash in the red coins to pay for the tokens on at least one of them. Keep buying even if you can't power them up.

    Always do both Animal events each week. Trust me that you want to earn as many tokens for each animal as you can even if you don't have enough coins to power up the animals. It will pay off eventually. When you do decide you can power up animals I would choose one set that you have the most tokens. Mine was the Farm set. I would save up coins and wait for the Farm animals to be the challenge or wait for a Beach or other event where you can get rewards for the coins spent.

    Do the island garden and use the ovens to do the daily treats to earn Trident coins. It might take a while to build up and open all the garden plots and ovens but it will pay off. Use the Trident coins to get Rusty the horse and buy his tokens. Again even if you can't power up. You can also buy the mythical token bags once a week to help rescue the mythical animals. Use keys to upgrade the gardens and ovens. I suggest upgrading any that have donuts, cookies and cake as these are less likely to drop.

    Buy the one day VIP if you can. If you know you will have extra playing time this is a good use of 1000 coins. Each green puzzle is an extra 20, red is 30 and purple is 40 with the animal events giving an extra 5. I almost always made back the 1000 plus several hundred if not enough for another VIP. Of course there is always the chance of difficult puzzles that might hinder how many you can finish. Plus you get a spin on the prize wheel, a free play to earn red coins and extra lives.
    Some excellent tips Darkhunter! A veteran player indeed . We may promote these on social media for others to reference!

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    • #17
      Here are a few more advanced match 3 tips:
      Basically think 1 or 2 moves ahead.
      FIRST think about where in the game you are. For example if it is your last move and you have a chance to make an A-bomb (the big nuk looking bomb), who cares? it is the last move so unless that will also collect what you need to finish the level (or you already plan on extending) then it doesn't really matter. Similar, if you only have 2 or 3 or maybe even 4 moves left and you have an opportunity to make a stick or round bomb but it is way off in the corner somewhere that isn't helpful, then it may not be worth doing (unless you can make it, explode it and you know that will complete a cloud that will likely finish the level...) One of the BEST examples of this are on the club weekly challenge levels where you are collecting gems. On your last move you have a chance to combine a cloud with a bomb or TNT jar. It is soooo tempting because who doesn't love seeing 2, 3, 4 or even more big bombs materialize all over the board, but again, it was the last move and you can't actually use them, So you are better off picking a regular tile that is touching lots of gems or just lots of them to cause maximum waterfall action.
      SECOND there are many situations where you can easily get a match but might be better to wait on. Some great ones include: you have 2 then a space then 2 more. If they are in a horizontal line then see if you can do a vertical match 3 in the gap and maybe you can get lucky to set up a match 5. If the 2, space, 2 is vertical then try to do a vertical match 3 on either side and again try to set up a match 5. if you have a chance to make a vertical match 4 (i.e. 1, space, 2 with the match lined up on the left or right of the space) then try to do a match 3 on the opposite side, again in hopes of setting up a match 5.
      THIRD let the game do the work for you. On many levels tiles move. Study and know what that movement is so you know where the tiles will be moved to. Then if that movement will make the match that you were about to do already then see if there is a different match to be made instead. Even if your original match would make a power-up you are almost always better off making a simple 3 tile match on the other side of the board and let the board make that power-up match because you created more movement which can lead to more matches. Just be careful and make sure that the 'new' match you choose wont mess up the original match that the board mechanics/movement will be doing for you!
      There are lots of these opportunities, just keeps yours eye out and thinking it forward.
      good luck
      Last edited by esmee; September 9th, 2019, 09:56 AM.

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      • #18
        This tip is about Baby Animal Leveling:
        a) 1st priority should be to increase each animal set up to level 15 to maximize the weekend baby animal challenge levels and rewards
        b) by reaching 5 stars on a baby will exclude that baby from showing up during the mid-week baby animal rescue event and hence increase your chances on upgrading a baby animal that really needs the tokens
        c) NOTE: this may be the MOST IMPORTANT tip. As you may know, if you get tokens for a baby that would exceed its maximum token count (the # of token it would need to reach 5 stars) then you will be awarded GOLD instead. Basically if you are at 4 stars and 150/150 or maybe 3 stars and 240/90, etc... then obviously you need gold to upgrade your baby. BUT if you successfully upgrade ALL of your 'non-special' babies that are available for the mid-week rescue event (basically excludes the mythical babies and the club and recipe special babies like the bear, lion, and horse) then you will have no more animals eligible for that mid-week rescue!!!! that means instead of getting a random animal and earning some 2,500 gold you won't be able to play and won't earn any gold. SO after using b) above to help upgrade your other needed babies do NOT upgrade your last baby to 5 stars so you can still earn gold !!!!

        UPDATE NOTE NOTE NOTE: I have just gotten word that this may NOT WORK!!! As soon as all of your 'non-special' babies have max amount of tokens the mid-week rescue even will not work. Hence if you want to maximize your gold, I recommend not raising ANY pet to 5 stars unless you need to in order to reach a higher group level (i.e. up to level 15 for weekend challenges). This will slow down how fast you collect tokens for pets you don't have a max count for and therefor max your gold.
        Last edited by esmee; Yesterday, 12:16 PM.

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        • #19
          We all know that combining power ups give you special results. You should also know to be careful because if you, for example, move a blue egg over in hope of completing a line of 5 or a "T" shape for a black round bomb but you are swapping places with another color egg, you will instead get 3 chickens and no black bomb. BUT BUT BUT i just realized that this is NOT the case when combining with a cloud. If that tile would have created a power-up if that cloud wasn't there, then after the cloud does its thing, the corresponding power-up will magically STILL appear.

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